GLADSTONE girl Micaela Oost heads to the big smoke soon, starting her new life.

The Divine Avenue shop assistant will say good-bye to her job and home for the next three years, after accepting her first preference offer to study a BSc at Brisbane's University of Queensland.

The 17-year-old will major in bio medicine. "One day I want to work in the oncology field, just because there's been a lot of cancer in my family and I guess I've been inspired to do something," she said.

But Gladstone will always be her home.

"It's a tight-knit community here. You know people have your back."

 

17-year-old fashion assistant Micaela Oost is this week's Girl Friday. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer
17-year-old fashion assistant Micaela Oost is this week's Girl Friday. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer Christopher Chan GLA150113GIRL


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